By Ryan Parsons | Image property of New Line Cinema.
The Nativity Story
News flash: Atheists and devout Christians have finally come to an agreement -- religious films make a killing at the box office. After Mel Gibson gave us his own "I told you so" with Passion of the Christ, the Jesus genre has been a hot ticket.
Though I didn't see it during my viewing of Superman Returns, moviegoers are now reporting that the teaser trailer for New Line Cinema's
The Nativity Story has appeared in theatres and, lucky for us, is now online.
Unlike the Passion where we learn of the demise of Jesus, Nativity gives us his birth. So can we then call it a prequel?
The Nativity Story Teaser Trailer
From humble beginnings, great things can come. The Nativity Story tells the extraordinary tale of two common people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, an arduous journey, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. Brought to life with an unprecendented attention to detail and commitment to historical accuracy, The Nativity Story is the very human, very dramatic, and uniquely inspiring saga of a journey of faith.
The teaser trailer for the film doesn't show much but does give a sense of drama and power to the film. Well, that and a lot of dust.
The Nativity Story, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, written by Mike Rich and starring Keisha Castle-Hughes as Mary and Oscar Isaac as Joseph, opens nationwide December 1, 2006.